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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008


Blowup is an interactive performance environment, designed for choreographed performances and public interaction. The work consists of a large video projection in which video imagery of the performers/viewers is manipulated in real-time. The performer/viewers' live video image is cut up, redistributed and distorted according to a number of algorithms that are responsive to their actions. The software underpinning the work tracks the performers in real-time and is capable of detailed motion data acquisition. This data is employed to manipulate the live imagery. Distinct parts of the body are treated independently by the software. Data can be distributed over networks for telematically connected installations and web based artworks.

Development of the work was funded through New Media Scotland's Alt-W awards.

2011 Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland, UK
2008 DanceBase, Edinburgh, UK
2008 Alt-W, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK

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